Dental contouring and reshaping is an instant remedy to improve your smile. This procedure can be used to alter the shape of worn and chipped teeth, providing that the damage is not too great. It also corrects crooked or overlapped teeth in just one appointment. It is a procedure of subtle changes with no discomfort to you. With a little dental contouring, Dr. Skoulas can give you a smile that is the envy of others.
The reshaping of your teeth is a procedure that involves the removal of a very small amount of tooth structure to help achieve a more desirable smile. Chipped or fractured areas are smoothed out and specific angles or edges can be rounded or squared. Contouring creates better alignment and is a safe and conservative way to improve your smile. Since teeth can become weaker if large amounts of enamel are removed, this procedure is limited to minor changes or combined with veneers or bonding for a terrific smile.
Combination Contouring & Tooth Bonding
An alternative to veneers is a process called bonding, in which a tooth-colored material that looks like the enamel of your teeth is molded and shaped, and then hardened and polished. Bonding can be used to improve the color of a tooth, or close unsightly gaps. Bonding is generally not as permanent a process as veneers, and can be vulnerable to the same kind of staining your natural teeth are prone to. Bonding can also be more prone to chips and cracks than veneers. Porcelain veneers or crowns are generally preferred to bonding when such a procedure isn’t deemed to be effective in the long run. Tooth bonding often accompanies aesthetic contouring and reshaping procedures.